Yeah - thats why I added the tape. They probably do it to make you be more careful with it - but it was very umcomfortable being that small.Phil Pascoe":dstgdeg8 said:Why do manufactures fit these things with handles that suit the hands of five year old? :?
I'd bet that the manufacturer doesn't make enough money on them (if they sell at 10 pounds, I'd be very surprised if the manufacturer gets half of that for making them) to consider adding costs.Phil Pascoe":2zl09wqs said:Looks to be a good adjuster.
My Vallorbe with a replacement laburnum handle (no, it's not twisted). Why do manufactures fit these things with handles that suit the hands of five year old? :?
Many of the post-circular saw era saws have an allowance in the handle to allow for a glove (the assumption being that they'd often be used outdoors on sites). IIRC, that's around 1935 - saw quality was declining quickly (finish level at least) prior to then, but after that the decline in the states was extremely fast.Nigel Burden":6b5odznh said:I find that most saws have handles that are too large for my hands, 3 1/2 inches across the knuckle. Consequently I usually end up making a new handle. Older saws had handles of varying size, but more modern saws, post 1960s have a "one size fits all" type of handle. I have an old S&J crosscut saw that has a handle that's perfect for my hands, as are my Tyzack Turner and sons and Marples tenon saws. All my other saws have had their handles replaced as they are simply too large.
Ah it is the available tension then. Thank you.David C":27tuy56c said:Regular fretsaws have very little tension.